Teaching English and Computer skills

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Social - The small village of Tianyar gives an opportunity to establish a deeper connection with the community, as it is often possible to spend time with the children after classes.
Culture - Northern Bali isn't as touched by tourism as the South and volunteers are fully emerged in the local culture, they will often be invited to take part in traditional ceremonies.
Rewarding - Volunteers can see the direct impact they have on their students, who are always willing to show their gratefulness.
Fun - Activities are organised by the school on Wednesday and Thursday where volunteers will get to play, laugh and dance alongside their students.
Location - Volunteers live and work by the sea every day, with the possibility to snorkel, dive and admire the sunrise and sunset on the beach on the North Bali's beautiful coastline.
A Balinese run, non-profit organization providing free education the in-need children of the Tianyar Village. An afternoon school program for the children of Bali This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
This educational program is located in Tianyar, a traditional fishing village in North-east Bali.  Your time spent at Yayasan Widya Sari will aid local young students in their understanding and knowledge of the English language and western culture, as well as helping boost their self-confidence. At Volunteer in Bali you will always remain a precious member of our extended Balinese family.

Through the support of our wonderful international volunteers we are able to offer in-need Balinese children free education classes to learn English, music/singing, art/craft, sport and basic skills in using a computer. Volunteers are able to be involved in teaching dance and music lessons,  going to Balinese ceremonies and temples with the local community. Visiting the local traditional markets, cooking delicious Balinese food and or just enjoying the warm water at the beach that is only 100 meters away from the volunteer's accommodation. We always encourage our volunteers to incorporate art, music, sport and other fun activities to make their teaching experience with their students more fun and enjoyable.

Bali has become a global tourist destination where the knowledge English and technology has become a crucial skill in acquiring employment. With the knowledge and confidence to partake in conversational English with foreigners, the children will have the tools to better enhance theirs and their families future. By learning to speak English well, it gives local families  an opportunity to help their families, in a village where it is often difficult to leave the poverty trap.

This program offers 2 different opportunities for volunteers;
1) Teaching English to local children aged between 6-16.
2) Teaching computer and technology skills to local children also aged between 6-16.

Please write in your application which program you are most interested to help us with. 

Typical day


Volunteers teach from 2-5pm, 4 days a week (Monday – Thursday). In most classes, volunteers will be co-teaching with another volunteer. Our local teacher aid and volunteer coordinator is available for your support.

All the volunteers will have two classes per day with the duration of 1.5 hours per class. In the mornings, volunteers spend time create teaching plans or organise activities for their afternoon classes. 

After class on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons, fun and educational activities are organised with the local school. Some of these activities can include; dancing, yoga, beach cleaning, swimming/ snorkelling and fun games. If volunteers have any specific skills, we would love them to help with these activities. 

With the heat and humidity that exists in Bali, you will have plenty of time to relax during the hottest part of the day. Many volunteers take advantage of this time to relax on the beach, plan future activities and to explore the local area.

You will find that all of the children have a real thirst for knowledge and are eager to learning – making your teaching experience as rewarding for you as it is for them. Their excitement will shine through everyday as they all attend with smiling faces, a positive attitude and will love to get you know you.

Volunteers have free time from Friday to Sunday to discover the amazing island of Bali.

Free-time activities

Activities before and after classes:

  • On Wednesday nights, volunteers enjoy dinner and a live music in nearby Tulamben village
  • Swim in the warm clear waters of the local beach
  • Snorkeling or diving at local beach or at the Liberty Ship wreck in Tulamben
  • Become PADI certified (diving courses) at one of the dive centres in nearby Tulamben
  • Fishing and sunrise boat trips with the local fishermen
  • Dolphin sightseeing (early morning)
  • Mountain hiking to Mt Batur or Mt Agung
  • Visit Mt Batur volcano and experience the amazing sunrises
  • Grilling fresh fish caught on the beach for dinner
  • Learn traditional Balinese cooking lessons with local women.
  • Join in the local village Balinese Hindu ceremonies
  • Visit the beautiful local Balinese Hindu temples
  • Visit the traditional local market
  • Visit your student's family house.
  • Visit and swim at the beautiful local waterfalls
  • Go white water rafting
  • Just relax by the beach and read a good book
  • Have a Balinese massage 
  • Watch the beautiful sunrises or sunsets

Water Sports


In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (fluently)
Criminal Background Check
Education Requirements
English, Computer, Music, Art, Dance, Sport, Reef Conservation at High school or equivalent level
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Music, Art, Building, Sports, Gardening, Dancing, Swimming
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 14:00 - 17:00

What's Included

Services by Volunteer in Bali

  • Shared volunteer accommodation during your volunteering period. (Maximum of 4 volunteers in each room).
  • Transportation from Denpasar International Airport to Ubud and then to Tianyar in Bali.
  • Program support during your placement.
  • All your volunteer meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner) are provided Monday through Friday.
  • Wi-fi access onsite at the volunteer's accommodation.
  • A Volunteering Certificate is presented to you by Yayasan Widya Sari on your last volunteering teaching day.
  • Employment of local staff
  • Educational resources for the students.

Airport Pickup at Ngurah Rai International Airport

We provide pickup service from Bali International airport.  

We advise volunteers to book a flight which arrives at the airport on the Saturday before they start their volunteering. The driver will wait at the airport for you and take you to Ubud, a beautiful tourism area. You will have a day to rest at our provided accommodation in Ubud and on Monday, you will be taken to Tianyar, ready to start your volunteering placement. 


Volunteers share a room with up to 3 other same sex volunteer during their volunteering placement.
Private or shared western style bathroom
Clean western style toilet and shower
Ceiling Fans
Bed sheets provided
Free onsite Wi-Fi access at the guesthouse. (Please bring your laptop if you wish to use one).

Guest Family Bungalow
Food & Beverages

Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) are provided Monday to Friday.

Our cook provides volunteers with both western and local Indonesian meals dishes. We also provide vegetarian/vegan meals and can accommodate to other dietary restrictions. 

Meals may include:

  • Pancake
  • Toast 
  • Fresh fruit
  • Fried Banana
  • Coffee or tea
Lunch/ Dinner
  • Deep Fried Rice
  • Fried Noodles
  • Pasta
  • Rendang
  • Gado-Gado
  • Soto
  • Tuna steak
  • Deep Fried Chicken
  • Chicken satay
  • Noodle Soup

Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) in Denpasar. We assist you to find cheap flights to Indonesia.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Indonesia provides security and is a plus to have.
If you are intending to volunteer in Indonesia you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Indonesia.

Dates & Fees


Details on arrival

The teaching program starts on Mondays all year around. 

Volunteers are advised to land in Denpasar Airport on the Saturday before they start their volunteering on the Monday. We organise transportation from the airport to our accommodation in Ubud where volunteers will stay for two nights. This gives volunteers some time to relax and explore Ubud after a long flight. On Monday morning volunteers are taken to Tianyar around lunch time and will meet their students in the afternoon.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
4 - 24 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
5 weeks
6 weeks
7 weeks
9 weeks
11 weeks
24 weeks (max. stay)
Average fees
$131 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated. Volunteer in Bali will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
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Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Volunteer in Bali during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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A Balinese run, non-profit organization providing free education the in-need children of the Tianyar Village. An afternoon school program for the children of Bali


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